View Full Version : Riku's Way To The Dawn: To Make Or Not To?

08-28-2009, 12:53 AM
Riku's Keyblade is the last thing I need for his cosplay and I don't know if it's better to buy it or to make it. I've never made anything for my cosplays, to tell you the truth, becuase I haven't had that much time on my hands. I'm barely 15 and I highly doubt my dad would know how to make something as complicated as Way To The Dawn seeing as he doesn't do stuff like that. I've looked on the internet for places to buy it, but the cheapest I could find is $400!! I have very little time left before school starts for me. I have a lot of time before the con im trying to get this costume done for [Sac-Anime Winter in January] but I'm scared that I'll never get it done. I don't have nearly enough money to buy one at the moment and I have no clue how to make it...

Suggestions anyone? Please?

Also, if there happens to be any other posts on how to make Way To The Dawn, could you please link it?


08-29-2009, 06:24 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kingdom-Hearts-2-Rikus-Way-To-Dawn-Cosplay-Keyblade_W0QQitemZ260448100041QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca3ea9ec9&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 Here is a keyblade that is like a fourth of that price but it's quality is kinda bad
I'll keep looking though if I find something.

08-29-2009, 10:42 PM
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=145069 This is an old post about how to make one out of foam core. Maybe that would work? You have a lot of time to try it out, and if worse comes to worse, you can just cosplay as Riku without it, ppl will still know who you are :)

08-31-2009, 08:36 AM
I definitely second the foam core option, as keyblades usually have pretty complex curves and edges that would be more time consuming to make out of wood.

If you have access to wood cutting equipment, I would suggest making the actual blade and hilt/grip out of wood and then accenting it with the wings. A clay like Sculpy is definitely the way to go for the wings to make the 3D effect stand out.

09-01-2009, 02:42 AM
Bump up a picture of the keyblade and put it on a plank of wood large enough to fit the keyblades shape. outline the template of the keyblade onto the wood. cut out that with a jig saw and then sculpt the details onto it with das witch is wood clay. I havent had prior experience with das but alot of high quality keyblade makers use it to add in details on their basic shape. then paint it to your liking, put some primer on it let it dry and have fun